Jeffrey A. Carver

Biography

Jeffrey A. Carver was a Nebula Award finalist for his novel Eternity's End. He also authored Battlestar Galactica, a novelization of the critically acclaimed television miniseries. His novels combine thought-provoking characters with engaging storytelling, and range from the adventures of the Star Rigger universe (Star Rigger's Way, Dragons in the Stars, and others) to the ongoing, character-driven hard SF of The Chaos Chronicles—which begins with Neptune Crossing and continues with Strange Attractors, The Infinite Sea, and Sunborn. The first three Chaos books are available on Smashwords with all-new Afterwords, featuring the author's reflections on the writing of these novels.

A native of Huron, Ohio, Carver lives with his family in the Boston area. He has taught writing in a variety of settings, from educational television to conferences for young writers to MIT, as well as his ongoing Ultimate Science Fiction Workshop with Craig Shaw Gardner. He has created a free web site for aspiring authors of all ages at http://www.writesf.com.

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Books

Going Alien
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
Encounter the alien, in six science fiction stories from the imagination of Jeffrey A. Carver! Wrestle a shapeshifter in the intragalactic IIMAWL amateur wrestling games. Make love between the stars. Make a last stand against the aliens who've destroyed Earth. Duel an interstellar dragon. These and more, with new introductions by the Nebula-nominated author of The Chaos Chronicles.
Reality and Other Fictions
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,040. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction
Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination. Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy. Dive the ocean depths to stop an oil spill. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your border collie. These stories span Carver's career, and include his first published short fiction as well as his most recent. With new introductions, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.
Dog Star
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: Free! Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
For Jake, a young asteroid miner, a dog is truly man's best friend. He might have his doubts when Sam, a smartmutt border collie, questions Jake's piloting sense; but after the crash on an unnamed rock in space, Jake's life might truly depend on his canine sidekick. How many dogs can quote astrophysics while digging to beat the bone? 6000 words, plus a preview sample of The Chaos Chronicles.
Though All the Mountains Lie Between
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This short story is the basis for the novel Dragons in the Stars (available in the omnibus Dragon Space). 9000 words, plus excerpt from Dragon Space.
Of No Return
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
No man can live and work on the ocean floor without the occasional visit mainside. At least, that's the policy when you work the North Atlantic seabed at the NorthAtStat nuclear power station. But for one man, the surface-side R&R is anything but restful. Can he readjust to life on the surface? Jeffrey A. Carver's first published story appeared originally in 1974. 6000 words.
Love Rogo
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Janice and I didn't really adopt Rogo; he adopted us. Everyone loved the B-mots, brought to Earth by visitors from Betelgeuse. It was better than owning a dog. Life felt a little sweeter with a B-mot. We had more zest. We'd never felt more in love with each other. And for sure, we loved our little Rogo. Maybe too much. A short story from the author of Eternity's End (6600 words).
Sunborn
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,430. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stars are dying. Bandicut and his friends must learn what threatens the Starmaker Nebula and confront a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun. Vol 4 of The Chaos Chronicles. World Edition, for sale outside the USA only. U.S. readers, look for the Tor ebook, widely available.
Dragon Space: A Star Rigger Omnibus
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 247,300. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two Star Rigger novels in one! Between the stars, says legend, there lives a realm of dragons. When a young star rigger named Jael flies the forbidden route, she learns the reality—that the dragons are real, and deadly. Only after a dragon named Highwing befriends her does Jael realize she has been caught up in an ancient battle of good and evil, her appearance foretold by an ancient prophecy.
What Gods Are These?
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
A lone survivor lurks in a ruined space station, facing certain death or capture. Earth has been saved from herself, her warring human children abducted by the Saviors to a forced promise of peace. Now they're coming for him. Can the human spirit survive in the face of the Saviors' overwhelming force? First appeared in Galileo magazine, from the author of Eternity's End. 7000 words
Reality School: In the Entropy Zone
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
"Reality shapers"-- the children whose job it is to keep the forces of disorder at bay, to "maintain" reality for humanity. It sounds like grand, even godlike work, and some oppose it for just that reason. But with a deadly entropic fold threatening to destroy the world, a handful of children must assume the most perilous job in human history. First appeared in Science Fiction Age. 12,700 words
Shapeshifter Finals
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
When Hog Donovan joined the Games of IIMAWL, the IntraGalactic Interworld Multicultural Amateur Wrestling League, he knew he’d be facing alien competition. But a shapeshifter? With Earth’s honor at stake and his mother screaming from the stands, what’s the young wrestler to do? “Shapeshifter Finals” originally appeared in Warriors of Blood and Dream, edited by Roger Zelazny. 7800 words
The Chaos Chronicles (Books 1-3)
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Series: Chaos Chronicles. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 320,020. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
An omnibus of three novels: Neptune Crossing, Strange Attractors, and The Infinite Sea. When John Bandicut encounters alien sentience on Triton, his life changes forever—from sacrificing everything to save Earth, to confronting a malicious entity at the edge of the galaxy, to fathoming the abyss of an alien ocean. A major hard-SF adventure from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.
Eternity's End
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 205,700. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Star pilot Renwald Legroeder undertakes a search for the legendary ghost ship Impris and her passengers and crew—whose fate is entwined with interstellar piracy, quantum defects in space-time, galactic coverup conspiracies, and deep-cyber romance. Nominated for the Nebula Award—a novel of the Star Rigger Universe, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.
The Infinite Sea
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,540. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Category: Fiction
Flung to an alien ocean world, John Bandicut and his companions find themselves plunged into the deepsea realm of the Neri. What will they find in the Neri's failing undersea city, or in the terrifying object of the deep abyss? Book 3 of The Chaos Chronicles continues the hard-SF saga inspired by chaos theory—with an all-new Afterword by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End.
Strange Attractors
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
For John Bandicut, Earth is but a memory. Stranded outside the galaxy in a vast structure peopled by a thousand races, Bandicut finds unexpected friends—only to be caught up in a cascade of irresistible forces. Confronting an entity known as the boojum, Bandicut discovers that the Shipworld itself is in peril, and only he can intervene. Book 2 of The Chaos Chronicles—with an all-new Afterword.
Neptune Crossing
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,880. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission—to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End—with a new Afterword by the author.

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